File:World copyright-terms key wide plain.svg

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English: English language colour coded wide key for File:World copyright-terms nokey.svg. See File:World copyright terms.svg for the original version with a narrow key embedded. Data taken from File:World copyright-terms.jpg and its talk, whose data in turn was taken from Copyright term. Note that this image should be used as quick reference; it does not exlpain the copyright law of each country in its entirety and detail and might get outdated over time. For proper reference check Commons:Licensing and List of countries' copyright length. Countries with similar terms are grouped together for easy colouring.
Date 23 July 2012 (original); 2012-09-08 (key extracted and laid out)
Source Original image by Balfour Smith at Duke University at page (direct link). Vectorized by Badseed using BlankMap-World6 as a basemap.
Author Balfour Smith, Canuckguy, Badseed.
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Other versions
2.751 × 1.162 jpg raster.
Original version with vertical key
Map with no key


English language colour coded wide key for copyrighted years

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23 July 2012

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current02:29, 2 February 2014Thumbnail for version as of 02:29, 2 February 2014477 × 58 (11 KB)Badseedcorrect file

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